Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
1,718 Reviews

3.4
1,718 Reviews
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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708 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 121 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 49 reviews)

  • Very large company sometimes takes longer to get things done (in 35 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Northrop Grumman a company worth working with,

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer II  in  Lawton, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Lawton, OK (US)

    Pros

    Pay, people, training and benefits with Northrop Grumman were outstanding. Very technical environment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was hard because of many deployments and travel but it was clearly stated in the interview.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great entry level opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II  in  Redondo Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Redondo Beach, CA (US)

    Pros

    Work life balance, opportunities to improve the organizations.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Very inefficient organizations. Lots of low motivated people. HR has too large an impact on promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote younger employees more quickly. HR should not be able to hold back promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working for NG

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    Pros

    Pay, opportunity, benefits, access to upper management.

    Cons

    Some co-workers bring morale down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't reward negativity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Growing

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Melbourne, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL (US)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, all would work hard to accomplish technical goals.

    Cons

    Growth potential. Basic work was to make my bosses get promotions and bonuses while I worked 60+ hours a week. Was told that I have to put in my time, and that when I was 25+ years in the company, that it would be my turn to have people work hard for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunity for growth for newer employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company Rating

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    Current Employee - Logistics Planner  in  Palmdale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner in Palmdale, CA (US)

    Pros

    Ability to contribute skills in a team environment. Ability to grow into other aspects of your career.

    Cons

    Politics, just like any other corporate business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Haven't been proved wrong.

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    Current Employee - Logistics Planner III  in  Palmdale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner III in Palmdale, CA (US)

    Pros

    I've been fortunate to obtain a job working with Northrop in 2011. When I was in processing the first week I told my deacon who I was working for. His reply was you're working for an awesome company. If it wasn't for the fact he had a GS-11 job he would still be working for Northrop.

    Cons

    Each sector is different and some may have more benefits or incentives to offer compared to others. Nothing is perfect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very satisfied former employee

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    Former Employee - Web Designer - Health IT  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Web Designer - Health IT in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Great people and benefits, flexible work schedule (as long as the client is satisfied), good salary. Managers sincerely care about your personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    It's easy to become disconnected if you don't take the time to get involved in the employee groups and other happenings at NG.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Bad Situation

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  Suffolk, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Suffolk, VA (US)

    Pros

    The company will work through pay issues quickly and if you are entitled more money they ensure that you get it very quickly. Great benefits, the salary is competitive, and the educational benefits are excellent. Employees get discounts with other companies like rental cars and hotels.

    Cons

    The area for professional growth is limited, some of the management personnel have been in their position too long and should probably be retired or sent somewhere else. Working out of an outlining site instead of a corporate office is challenging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have enjoy the ability to display my skills and be rewarded for contribution to the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Depth of the company
    Readily available resources
    Presence across the globe
    Job security if you are willing to branch out

    Cons

    Can be hard to navigate the system
    Contracts are at the mercy of government budgets
    Sectors operate has independent units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the front line managers have the resources or know how to tap into vast array of resources. More mentoring for employees and front line managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A dynamic company with positions in multiple job classifications and ample opportunities for advancement..

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    Former Employee - Program Manager III
    Former Employee - Program Manager III

    Pros

    Excellent growth and learning opportunities coupled with high quality teammates. Exposure to latest IT vendors and technologies.

    Cons

    Emphasis on Government contracts limits compensation flexibility. Upper management retains excessive decision making responsibility limiting innovation and flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide managerial flexibility to first line business units to allocate resources in the most efficient manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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